The Norway thread

Discussion in 'Women's International' started by Bauser, Jul 1, 2015.

  1. Bauser

    Bauser Member+

    Dec 23, 2000
    Norway
    Club:
    Fredrikstad FK
    He sure has. If he stays around. I doubt Klepp have pulling power in the Norwegian market to replace these players. Klepp could well be next season's Røa. Clubs with tradition get relegated one by one these years.

    And Camilla Linberg has signed for LSK, but isn't available until 2021, so we won’t see her in the Champions League in December. We need the transfer set-up back on the thread again. November and December are hectic months for new signings.


    Arna Bjørnar
    IN: Milena Kokosz (fw, Åsane)
    OUT:

    Avaldsnes
    IN:
    OUT:

    Klepp
    IN:
    OUT: Marthine Østenstad (df, Sandviken), Tuva Hansen (df, Sandviken), Elisabeth Terland (mf/fw, Sandviken), Nicole Stanton (mf, back to USA)

    LSK Kvinner
    IN: Mimmi Löfwenius (fw, Lyn), Camilla Linberg (fw, Lyn)
    OUT: Silje Kittilsen (mf, Fart)

    Lyn
    IN:
    OUT: Mimmi Löfwenius (fw, LSK Kvinner), Camilla Linberg (fw, LSK Kvinner)

    Rosenborg
    IN:
    OUT:

    Sandviken
    IN: Marthine Østenstad (df, Klepp), Tuva Hansen (df, Klepp), Elisabeth Terland (mf/fw, Klepp)
    OUT:

    Stabæk
    IN:
    OUT:

    Vålerenga
    IN:
    OUT:
     
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  2. law10

    law10 Member+

    Dec 26, 2007
    Ah yes, good call - the silly season returns. Thanks for thinking of it and setting it up.

    Klepp always find a way to compete, but then Røa did too. Either way, hope they have quality leadership on and off the field. That alone should do it.

    Will be an interesting year in 2021 near the drop zone, because Stabæk aren't your usual lightweight promotion.

    Captain Jorgensen of Røa head already hinted of her unlikeliness to return.

    Hegge Riise knows a thing or two about talent identification and unsurprisingly jumped at Linberg. Well deserved and good for her, but still kind of sad for Lyn. Who knows where they could have lofted to with another year under their belt. But alas, twas not to be.

    There seems a lot of movement in the Toppserien lately. It would be interesting to see a list of the stalwarts, who retired out at one club.

    The link on the previous page about the site with good metrics... it showed player age and you can really see how the top teams to be older white the lower are younger. The odd 15/16 and 30-something with the sweet spot in the early 20s.
     
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  3. law10

    law10 Member+

    Dec 26, 2007
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  4. law10

    law10 Member+

    Dec 26, 2007
    #2054 law10, Nov 19, 2020 at 6:22 AM
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    Small community field in Lithuanian residential community.

    Running track, no stands on far side, surrounded by Soviet looking apartments.

    Beautiful opening goal by Vålerenga. Spitse took a beautiful corner and finished world class by Ingibjörg Sigurðardóttir (although originally given to Sigrid Heien Hansen by the statistician).

    The Lithuanians have a couple Americans, a Canadian, Jamaican, etc. Better quality than i imagined.

    Nchout just made it 2-0 but was well offside.

    Synne Jensen just 1v1'd a player into the box and hammered a laser over the bar.

    Only been 25 minutes but Vålerenga are looking sharp.

    Production quality is great. On Hansen's goal they had multiple angles and the camera work is quality.

    Rilke Madsen just made it officially 2-0 on a corner again from the other side of the field.

    And they add a third goal (think it was an own goal) off a deflection on a save by the GK into one of her defenders. There was a single minute of extra time and they scored it with a second or two left in the half.

    They have the own goal to Dejana Stefanović as the keeper punched it into her just off the goal line in the middle of the net and it deflected in.

    Have to drop offline but really enjoyed the first half.
     
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  5. Bauser

    Bauser Member+

    Dec 23, 2000
    Norway
    Club:
    Fredrikstad FK
    Champions League qualifier - 2nd round

    Gintra 0 - 7 Vålerenga
    Sigurdardottir 19, Madsen 33, Stefanovic 45+1, 61, Njoya 62, Neverdauskaite 70(og), Jensen 89

    An all-round solid performance by Vålerenga in their first ever European game abroad. Unlike against Klaksvik in the first round, there was a strongest possible line-up from kick-off in this game. Terrible weather and a difficult pitch to play on, but a successful result in the end. You never know about these one-off games away in Europe with no home leg available to make up for possible mistakes, so a seven goal win was a bit more than I expected. After a few misplaced passes in defence early on, which lead to half chances for Gintra, Vålerenga adjusted themselves to the surface, grew into this game and took completely control of things. Sigurdardottir's opening goal on a bullet header from a Spitse corner cemented that. From then on there was no question who were going to win.

    Vålerenga are through to the main competition and Round of 32 in the unseeded group. The draw is Tuesday next week. LSK Kvinner are also there, but in the seeded group.
     
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  6. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Are there any rule, at this point of the competition, to avoid teams from the same nation to clash against each others? :cautious:
     
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  7. Lechus7

    Lechus7 Member+

    Aug 31, 2011
    Wroclaw
    Yes.

    The UEFA administration will form groups for the draw based on these principles:

    • Seeding of clubs based on the club coefficient rankings
    • In every group an equal number of seeded and unseeded teams
    • No club can meet a team from their own association
    • Covid-19 travel restrictions
     
  8. Bauser

    Bauser Member+

    Dec 23, 2000
    Norway
    Club:
    Fredrikstad FK
    Gintra 0 - 7 Vålerenga (highlights)

     
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  9. Bauser

    Bauser Member+

    Dec 23, 2000
    Norway
    Club:
    Fredrikstad FK
    Sherida Spitse is heading home after the season is finished in December due to family reasons. She will join Ajax. Vålerenga have been informed about it since summer and I guess that's why Rikke Nygard was signed. Spitse's foot on set pieces will be missed. There aren't many better players around in Europe with her ability in that area of the game.
     
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  10. law10

    law10 Member+

    Dec 26, 2007
    Ajax run such an amazing program out of de Toekomst. It's as professional as it gets. Not many goalkeeper coaches come out for the pregame warmup in a suit.

    She was born about 90 minutes away so a great fit culturally. Pushing past 30 years of age now and with a new child recently has new realities to manage.

    Most of Vålerenga are between 18-23 so her experience in reading the game will be tough to replace, but there's always solutions if you have a wallet. The tougher part in replacing her will be the quality leadership she takes on the field.
     
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  11. desinho

    desinho Member

    Liverpool FC
    Spain
    Aug 7, 2007
    Holland
    90 minutes away is practically halfway across the country . Comparatively it's like Iowa or Nebraska to NY City...
     
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  12. law10

    law10 Member+

    Dec 26, 2007
    Too funny. 90 minutes over here is considered commutable.

    I spent a month in the Netherlands each year for about 10 years and every time I flew in and looked down from the plane I was always completely blown away that every postage stamp of arable land was farmed and used.

    Here we are about 250 times a bigger land mass, but comparatively we develop about a postage stamp. Part of that is the climate and snow but most is just human remoteness.

    I've commuted 90 minutes to work each direction a few times in my life for long periods. She could even live in the middle and make it 45. Poetic that's football numbers.

    I was just thinking Amsterdam is a lot closer than driving through three countries to get home.
     
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  13. Bauser

    Bauser Member+

    Dec 23, 2000
    Norway
    Club:
    Fredrikstad FK
    Semi-final weekend in the NM Cup. The first semi played today.

    LSK Kvinner 2 - 1 Sandviken
    1-0 Emilie Haavi 16
    2-0 Thea Kyvåg 34
    2-1 Rakel Engesvik 50

    LSK seem to be on an upward trajectory again after looking like mediocre also-rans in Toppserien for a long time. After beating Rosenborg in the previous round, LSK beat Sandviken this afternoon and booked their tickets to the NM Cup final at Ullevaal stadium next month. The first half was probably LSK's best this season with some neat flowing attacking football, a bit like the old days. They lost the momentum in the second half though, but weathered the late storm from Sandviken, who still missed Brochmann and Cordner through injury up front.

    Tomorrow Vålerenga take on Avaldsnes in the second semi-final. Kick-off at 16:00.
     
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  14. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Although they won't qualify again at the end of this season, LSK-Kvinner have a Champions' League game ahead of them: what do you think about their chances, independent from which team they'll be paired with?
     
  15. Bauser

    Bauser Member+

    Dec 23, 2000
    Norway
    Club:
    Fredrikstad FK
    I'm not optimistic. LSK are seeded, so they avoid the big guns this time. I think they'll have a fair chance against most of these unseeded teams, but my expectations are low on their behalf. I've seen them struggle against all kinds of teams in Toppserien, and 2020 has been a year for rebuilding, not European ambitions. CL is a bonus for them this year.

    UEFA use short travel restrictions as a main criteria, so I suppose Göteborg are very likely opponents. Probably the strongest team LSK could face as well, newly crowned Swedish champions as they are. (LSK beat Göteborg 1-0 in a pre-season game in February though..). Looking at the map, something tells me Minsk could end up as possible opponents as well.
     
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  16. Bauser

    Bauser Member+

    Dec 23, 2000
    Norway
    Club:
    Fredrikstad FK
    The second NM Cup semi-final:

    Vålerenga 4 - 0 Avaldsnes
    1-0 Sherida Spitse 24
    2-0 Sherida Spitse 30
    3-0 Synne Jensen 32
    4-0 Dejana Stefanovic 51

    Vålerenga are stepping up on the final stretch of the season and were simply too good on the day for Avaldsnes, and move on to the NM Cup final against LSK in December. Sherida Spitse ended her unlikely 21 game goal-drought for Vålerenga with a bullet from long range and then added a second shortly after. Spitse is renowned for being a goal-scoring midfielder, but hadn't scored at club level since the season opener in early July.


    Pro/Rel play-off - 1st leg:

    Kolbotn 5 - 0 Medkila
    1-0 Mette Skau 2 (own-goal)
    2-0 Kristin Holmen 17
    3-0 Johanne Fridlund 38
    4-0 Kristin Holmen 45
    5-0 Julie Hoff Klæboe 52

    This match was moved 20 km away from Kolbotn to Strømmen because there was problem with the pitch. Still, the quality difference was too obvious. Medkila were outclassed and the return leg on Wednesday night up north will be a formality. I hoped Medkila would have kept the score to a two-goal loss to keep the second game alive, but it was never within reach. The Northern region will have to wait until Tromsø's collaboration project with Fløya in the second league gets underway next season. They have the financial muscle and facilities to reach Toppserien.
     
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  17. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Sigh. I was believing in Medkila. :(
     
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  18. law10

    law10 Member+

    Dec 26, 2007
    Must be a tough hangover for the Northerners to have their bells rung and dreams crushed so convincingly.

    Hard to see Vålerenga not putting down Arna-Bjørnar easily and taking the league on the 6th. But stranger things have happened. Hopefully the Champions games don't distract them too much and they can hold their focus.

    Given the push to December, for the final round will we see snow? We're supposed to get 20cm in the next 24 hours here. That will either force them indoors or could level the results if they stay outdoors. Upsets are a lot more common in crazy weather

    Fingers crossed LSK draws Minsk.

    Regarding their Cup semi I think LSK's experience might have weighed in a bit. Having won the Cup a few times they are keenly aware of the media attention, party, etc. Sometimes you fight a lot harder for something known than unknown.

    Hope we are all able to watch the final.
     
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